Last name: Bremond

Recorded in a number of spellings, including Bramont, Bremond, Bremont, Bromont, and Brumont, amd all being apparently quite rare, this is a surname of unknown origins. We can say with certainty that it has been English since at least Stuart times, as shown by the earliest recording that we have of Elizabeth Bromont who married Roger Adams at St James church Clerkenwell, on June 5th 1645. The appearance of the name clearly indicates that it is locational, and therefore from some place, although again no place in any of the known surname spellings has been located in the gazetters of the British Isles for the past five centuries. We therefore conclude that the original place was probably in England, and is now one of the estimated five thousand villages and even small towns, which have disappeared off the maps since the Medieval times. This was as a result of changes in farming practices, urbanisation, coastal erosion, war and the Great Plagues of 1348 through to 1665. Other recordings include Sarah Bramont at St Andrews Holborn on March 5th 1732, and William Bremont also recorded as Bremond, at St Olaves Southwark, on February 10th 1741, all in the city of London.

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